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Karnataka High Court stays ban on Bhupathi, Bopanna

first_imgThe Karnataka High Court on Saturday stayed the ban imposed by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on tennis stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna against representing the country till June 2014.Staying the ban, Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar issued notice to the association and the union sports ministry.The tennis duo had moved the high court challenging the ban imposed on them for refusing to play with Leander Paes in the recent London Olympics.”The impugned decision of the association has been stayed by the honourable court through an interim order,” Bhupathi’s counsel Aditya Sondhi said.last_img read more

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Football: Countries get together to pay fines for Shaqiri, Xhaka and Lichtsteiner

first_imgAlbanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Tuesday opened a bank account to enable his fellow countrymen to help pay the fines of Xhaka Shaqiri, which he labelled “absurd”. The account named “Don’t be afraid of the eagle” is a “gesture of gratitude to the two sportsmen,” he said on Facebook.Bajram Hasani, Kosovo’s Commerce and Industry Minister said he had donated €1,500, which is his monthly salary.“They (the players) were punished only because they did not forget their roots, they did not forget where they came from,” Hasani said, quoted by local media.Rilind Reka, a Kosovian from New York started a GoFundme campaign which has raised $27000 dollars of the $25000 goal.It can easily be understood that these countries and the people have the player’s back.Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: Action & Drama As La Albiceleste Makes It To The Last SixteenFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 13 AdvertisementKosovo and Albanian citizens are collecting money to pay for the fines of Xhaka, Shaqiri and Lichtsteiner for celebrating with the double-headed eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia.The double eagle symbol represents the Albanian flag and is viewed as a symbol of defiance in Kosovo and their independence which is still not recognised by Serbia. Advertisementlast_img read more

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French Open: Rohan Bopanna- Gabriela Dabrowski win mixed doubles title

first_imgRohan Bopanna became the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam when he lifted the French Open mixed title with his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski.The seventh-seeded pair outclassed Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah 2-6, 6-2 (12-10). This is the first title for the Indo-Canadian pair.??? @GabyDabrowski @rohanbopanna #RG17 pic.twitter.com/hfGXKg8HyT- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2017????????? Premier titre pour @GabyDabrowski et @rohanbopanna en double mixte ! ???????????????????? https://t.co/RUQWuGdI3b pic.twitter.com/JLcrAmVT6L- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2017This was only the second time in his career that Bopanna had reached the summit clash of a Grand Slam. In 2010, he had made the final of US Open with Pakistani parter Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi and lost to legendary Bryan brothers — Bob and Mike.Before Bopanna, only three other Indians managed to lay their hands on a Grand Slam trophy – Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza.Bopanna and Dabrowski had a nightmarish start to the match when Groenefeld and Farah  managed to break Dabrowski’s first serve of the match to take a 2-1 lead in the first set.Bopanna then held a difficult serve only for Dabrowski to be broken again and thereafter, Groenefeld-Farah won the first set 6-2. Farah’s speed on the net and Groenefeld’s sharp court movement took the Indo-Canadian pair by surprise.Despite a similar start to the set when Dabrowski was broken early once more but the Indo-Canadian pair broke back in the very next game to make it 2-2.From there, Bopanna and Dabrowski dished out a much better performance where they took control of the rallies and put their opponents on the backfoot. Farah, in particular, was unable to hold his serve and the Indo-Canadian pair won the second set 6-2.advertisementBopanna-Dabrowski continued their dominance into the tie-break taking an early 3-0 lead but Groenefeld-Farah soon got back in the game and won five points on the trot to make it 5-3.Despite holding two match points at 9-7, Groenefeld-Farah failed to convert and Bopanna-Dabrowski eventually took the title after winning the tie-break 12-10.Champs! @GabyDabrowski/@rohanbopanna defeat Groenefeld/Farah 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 for the mixed doubles title. #RG17 pic.twitter.com/pVhkp3Fh7W- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2017That Winning Feeling ???@GabyDabrowski @rohanbopanna #RG17 pic.twitter.com/loEg8UvXjS- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2017The world of Twitter wished the Bopanna oh his success. here are a few,Congratulations to our player Gabriela Dabrowski and her partner Rohan Bopanna on winning French? https://t.co/9sFgFgrUIK- Anastasia Rodionova (@arodionova) June 8, 2017Bopannnaaaaaaaaa ???????????????????????????????????? long time coming !!well done you two #grandslamchampion ??????#RolandGarros2017 @rohanbopanna @GabyDabrowski- Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 8, 2017Congratulations to @RohanBopanna for clinching his maiden French Open Mixed Doubles Grand Slam title with @GabyDabrowski- Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) June 8, 201720 years later @rohanbopanna ..??????.. pic.twitter.com/sjxv2ZBMKZ- Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) June 8, 2017Congratulations to @rohanbopanna & @GabyDabrowski as they win the mixed doubles title at the #FrenchOpen!?????? #tennis #sports pic.twitter.com/ze0hD5yi6u- Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) June 8, 2017And the torch passes from Paes-Bhupathi to @rohanbopanna wins his first #GrandSlam title with @GabyDabrowski! Congrats! ?? #FRENCHOPEN2017- Ruchir Kumar Modi (@RuchirLModi) June 8, 2017last_img read more

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10 Thoughts On Baylor’s 35-24 Win Over Oklahoma State

first_imgHe just has a vision and an explosiveness and an aura that none of the other dudes have. I thought Mike & Mike mixed it up well in the backfield on Saturday night, but the bell cow has arrived, and he’s here for ~48 more games.Also, how amazing would it have been if Baylor’s first loss post-scandal had been delivered by a kid named “Justice”?Per Dave Hunziker, this is the first time #OKstate has featured consecutive 100-yard rushers since Joe Randle in 2012.— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 25, 20164. What is Your Identity?Doug Gottlieb talked about Brad Stevens talking about this one time. Teams have to have an identity. I discussed this in our little postgame show. What is this team’s identity? If the 2010-2011 teams were defined by Weeden2Blackmon and the 2013 team was defined by the best defense in school history (*arguably*) and even the team last year was defined by winning close games late, what is this year’s team’s identity?I feel like I’ve seen four different teams play in the first four weeks. The offense has vacillated between “Madden 2017” and “Iowa 1991” and there seems to be little rhythm to what OSU does throughout games. It’s a little disconcerting to watch, and sometimes it feels like when the chips are down OSU doesn’t totally know who it is yet. That takes time to figure out sometimes, but I would have hoped a veteran team like this would have discovered it by Game 4.The strangest part about all of this is that our go-to identity might be as a Big 10 team! OSU’s offense controlled the game on Saturday night which is not something I can remember happening that often in the Gundy era. It kept the ball for over 41 minutes, ran 100 plays, completed 14/24 third and fourth downs and held Baylor to just 12 possessions. Bucky, Sparty et al. would be might proud. And this might just be who we are!Mike & Mike certainly committed heavily to the run with 55 carries (to just 45 passes). It’s just the 16th time in the Gundy era OSU has ran it 50 or more times in a game. It was 14-1 coming in. The only two losses are now this Baylor game and the 2006 Texas Tech game. Even more startling? OSU was 30-3 coming in when it ran it 45 times or more and 8-0 when running it 55+ times.5. Grading Mason RudolphI know Rudolph only had 279 yards on 27/45 passing and 0 TDs, but it felt like he played better than last week when he put up 540 yards and two TDs. Maybe I’m crazy, but he was locked in during the second half. The fumbles are an issue [scheduled tweet], and he didn’t throw the deep ball all that well, but he spread it out, found all his receivers, made big boy throws and had Joel Klatt looking like me after watching Rory McIlroy hit a 3-wood from about 285 yards out.HE CAN RUN, TOO.I don’t know that I want his number called like 20 times a game on the ground, but No. 2 was out there trucking fools in the second half like he was the second coming of Timmy T. (shoutout to Justin Southwell on the comp). It felt like his runs actually opened up the offense a little bit at the end, too.6. Horses (and Dogs)This might be the last year Baylor is eligible for the Kentucky Derby with its stable of thoroughbreds as they get phased out via #crootin because of the scandal from earlier this year, but make no mistake: Baylor still has some dudes. It’s pretty crushing that OSU got lit on fire by a wide receiver who beat his dog earlier in the year (everybody knows the standard suspension for beating dogs is three non-conference games against horrendous teams!), but Ish Vick can play.He had eight for 175 and two TDs, and OSU had absolutely no answer for him. This has been a staple of the Briles (and post-Briles) era. Playmakers at wide receiver that make other squads hold their hands up and say, “we got nothing.” It also doesn’t help when Robert Griffin vs. OU stuff is happening. BOX SCOREI love college football. Is that the outcome I wanted in Waco? Nah. But man, that was a terrific football game with some big time hitting.There is some hittin’ going on. Whooo boy. https://t.co/id0oeUvRQv— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 25, 2016Get the Southeastern Louisianas and CMUs (especially the CMUs) out of here, and bring on some Big 12 Conference football. Oklahoma State lost 35-24 to Baylor on Saturday night and fell to 2-2 on the season in a wacky game that felt like it lasted eight hours, and we have a LOT to discuss. Let’s get after it.1. You Have To Score LateA lot of people are just destroying the defense (and we will get to that in a minute), but the reality is that OSU had the ball inside the Baylor five yard line twice in the last 13 minutes and walked away with 0 points. That cannot happen. Let’s handle these separately.• The 4th down: I’m OK with going for it on 4th down when you’re down four with 13 minutes left. As Carson smartly pointed out, OSU was like 99/100 on third downs which feels mildly unsustainable to say the least, and Baylor’s defense was gassed. They called the right play too …. for before the timeout. When Baylor regrouped after the timeout, I thought OSU needed to open something out. Roll Mason out. Something. Baylor was ready for what everyone knew was coming.• The fumble: This is what happens when you ride a freshman. It just … happens. Nobody in the stadium felt worse than him. And why wouldn’t you ride him? Justice Hill put on one of the best RB performances of the last five years with 20 carries for 122 yards and a TD. Alas, I would have liked for that to have been 124 yards and two TDs.2. A Team Built For Turnover MarginWhen you’re a team built to win off of turnover margin and you lose the turnover battle 4-2, you’re probably not going to beat a top 20 team on the road. In the Mike Gundy era Oklahoma State is 6-11 against teams when it turns the ball over four times or more. Two of those wins were against Grambling State and Troy. It is 4-9 when turning it over four or more times and only getting two or fewer turnovers from its opponents. Those fumbles, all three of them, lost the game.Turnover battle was really 2-1. Worthless pick at end and TO swap in 1st half didn’t matter. Our 2 TOs basically decided the game.— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) September 25, 2016The two by Hill were particularly damning. OSU was driving at midfield at the end of the first half to take the lead before Baylor got it back and up seven going into the locker rooms. And OSU was driving to go up in the middle of the fourth before Baylor got it back and put things to bed. We were talking about this in Slack as the game was going on, but it’s insane how much a game can flip on two plays.3. Justice Hill is Joe Randle 2.0One of the big reasons I refuse to walk away from this game completely bummed out is No. 27. Dude can ball. He even made the nonsensical run around the end to the short side of the field look like a great play call! What a joy that fellow is. I hope he has a tremendous year!(I do not hope this).Also, of all the dislikable personalities in Waco, I do believe Little Briles is the least likable of them all. He has that Ted Cruz “makes you want to put your hand through a wall” face down pat.7. In Defense of the DefenseOK, I know some of you are acting like OSU’s defense has gone the way of General Custer at Little Bighorn, but what exactly did we expect against Baylor? Is this Baylor offense as good as it has been in the last four years? Probably not, but they still have some of those aforementioned horses, and Seth Russell is now 12-0 as a starter. This isn’t Kansas!Last year, Baylor averaged over 3.3 points per drive which was top five in the country. On Saturday, OSU held them under three (2.9 actually). Baylor had 12 drives and scored five touchdowns. You turned them over twice and got a huge stop deep in their own territory in the second half.The 99.5-yard drive late was frustrating mostly because OSU’s defense wasn’t even on the field for 20 minutes of the actual game, and you had to have a stop at that point, but if the offense scores from inside the five (twice!) we’re probably all crooning warrior poems and praising that ol’ OSU bend-but-don’t-break D right now.Could the defense be better? Absolutely. Does Glenn Spencer get a not-quite-free-but-post-Thanksgiving-levels-of-discount pass because he jumps around and hits his players in their Chrome Pete helmets? Absolutely.When you hit every stoplight green on the way to work. https://t.co/hcZiZZBSKZ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 25, 2016But going on the road against one of the most dangerous offenses in the country, turning them over a couple of times and getting seven stops out of 12 tries is not exactly the worst thing in the world.8. This Was Far Different From Last YearI remember sort of throwing up my hands last year at one point and thinking, “what are we supposed to do? They’re just a lot better.” That wasn’t the case this time around. Presuming Baylor hasn’t fallen that far, then I think OSU might actually be more talented this year than it was last year (even though the record doesn’t show that so far).My buddy Matt Amilian and I discussed this after the game, but there’s a universe that exists (and we might be living in it!) in which Oklahoma State is the better team out of these two teams. The number of plays that could have flipped the game in OSU’s direction is far higher than the number of plays that could have resulted in a BU blowout.That’s why …9. It’s not Wrong to be encouragedI don’t feel like I’m wrong to walk away from this game thinking, “I like this team!” The problem with this season so far (other than MAC referees) is that we had unrealistic expectations coming into September. Think about it. What if OSU had lost, say, the Kansas State and West Virginia games last year (both quite losable). Our expectations coming in are “man, 9-3 is a really good year with this nasty schedule … that would be great to get to the Alamo Bowl” instead of “9-3 is a terrible season … we’re way better than that!”I’m not trying to play the “woe is me, we’ll always be the little brother” card here, but we have to be realistic about the situation we’re in from a schedule and talent standpoint. Those one-possession games start to even out over time. We have a tremendous quarterback with a promising freshman running back, world-class receivers and a pretty average offensive line and defense. When you look at it like that, 9-3 starts to sound pretty good, right?10. Where do we go from here?How big is next week?The Texas game in Stillwater can be a season-shaper. You win that and take down a poor Iowa State team and now you’re 4-2 going into the bye week with an asterisk by one of those losses and an understanding that you largely contributed in giving the other one away. That’s a team that can be dangerous going into the second half of the season.On the other hand, if you lose to Texas and are all of a sudden 2-3 with Iowa State coming to town, that’s a pretty big bummer of a situation. Is the Big 12 title out of the question right now? Probably, but if you beat Texas and Iowa State you can at least keep the dream alive for another month or so. The Big 12 is going to be an absolute circus over the next two months, and I am definitely here for every single bit of that.Plus, OSU now has a real RB1 to go with one of the three best QBs in the conference, and I’m still more bullish on the defense than most. This loss is frustrating because it feels like you were at least equally as good as Baylor and gave away a real opportunity to make a statement, but it’s also a boon because I’m not totally sure there’s anyone in the conference that completely out-classes OSU. Does OSU have far and away the best talent? Not by a long shot, but I think you can at least be competitive in all the big games (unlike last year).I’m already fired up for Texas. Onto the next one.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Euro 2020 qualifiers roundup: Malen and Netherlands stun Germany

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Gareth Bale’s winner against Azerbaijan keeps Wales Euro 2020 dreams alive Euro 2020 qualifying Austria Germany news Serge Gnabry’s early goal gave Germany a half-time lead but Frenkie de Jong’s strike and a Jonathan Tah own goal turned the game on its head just before the midway point. A controversial penalty scored by Toni Kroos levelled things up before Malen quickly restored Holland’s lead and Wijnaldum made sure of victory in injury time. The win moves Koeman’s team to within three points of second-placed Germany with a game in hand.Belgium maintained their 100% record in Group I with a 4-0 win at San Marino. Michy Batshuayi scored twice, the first from the penalty spot, with Dries Mertens and Nacer Chadli on target in between.Croatia kept pace at the top of Group E thanks to a 4-0 victory in Slovakia thanks to goals from Nikola Vlasic, Ivan Perisic, Bruno Petkovic and Dejan Lovren.The Group G leaders, Poland, suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat in Slovenia, with Andraz Struna and Andraz Sporar on the scoresheet for the hosts. Austria moved to within three points of Poland with a 6-0 home thrashing of Latvia. Marko Arnautovic scored twice, once from the penalty spot, while Marcel Sabitzer, a Pavels Steinbors own goal, Konrad Laimer and Michael Gregoritsch ensured an easy win. Topics Slovenia Share on Pinterest Read more Belgium Croatia Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Netherlands Donyell Malen enjoyed a dream debut for the Netherlands after his goal helped give the Dutch their first win in Germany for almost 17 years.The 20-year-old PSV Eindhoven forward struck 11 minutes from time in Hamburg before Georginio Wijnaldum sealed a 4-2 victory which puts Ronald Koeman’s side right back in contention in Group C qualifying for next year’s European Championship. Not since November 2002 had Holland beaten their neighbours in their own back yard. That day they enjoyed a 3-1 success thanks to goals from Patrick Kluivert, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Carnival Back for Two More at Fincantieri

first_imgzoom Cruise conglomerate Carnival Corporation has ordered construction of two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.The two newbuilds will be sisters ships to Carnival Vista and Koningsdam respectively, currently under construction at Fincantieri shipyards.The Carnival Cruise Line ship, the 26th unit in the liner’s fleet, with a gross tonnage of 133,500 tonnes, will have capacity for 3,954 passengers and will enter service in the spring of 2018.The Holland America Line ship, a second Pinnacle class unit, will have a gross tonnage of 99,500 tonnes and accommodation for 2,650 passengers and will be delivered in autumn of 2018.“This is an extremely important sign, especially if we consider the shipbuilding industry’s present period of evolution, both in Europe and Asia. Today Fincantieri can count on a solid order book, without equal in terms of diversification and quality of the product, which is a testament to our leadership in the cruise ship business sector,”  said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri.Fincantieri has built 67 cruise ships since 1990 and further 17 units, 8 of which for Carnival Group, will be built by 2018 at the company’s shipyards.last_img read more

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BC man suffered severe injuries in fatal encounter with police watchdog says

first_imgVANCOUVER – British Columbia’s police watchdog is shedding light on the severe injuries suffered by a man during a deadly encounter with Vancouver police in a court document seeking an order for an officer to be interviewed as a witness.The injuries are outlined in a petition filed Wednesday by the Independent Investigations Office asking the B.C. Supreme Court to compel the officer to co-operate with its investigation into the death of Myles Gray.The petition lists the findings of an autopsy describing Gray’s injuries, which include a fractured voice box, dislocated jaw, damaged testicle, broken eye socket and fractured sternum. It says the cause of Gray’s death has not been determined.It says Gray died Aug. 13, 2015, after eight police officers responded to reports of a distraught man who was described by a caller as “apparently high on drugs and alcohol” and spraying a woman with a garden hose.The investigations office alleges in its petition that Const. Hardeep Sahota of the Vancouver police has refused to grant investigators a second interview. The petition says Sahota is considered a witness and her actions are not believed to have contributed to Gray’s death.“As there were no civilian or independent witnesses to the incident, and given her presence during most of the incident, the interview is essential to the progress of the … investigation,” the document says.“Investigators have exhausted all means to get Const. Sahota to comply with her statutory duty to co-operate. This failure to co-operate has frustrated, and continues to frustrate, the (Independent Investigation Office’s) ability to fulfil its mandate of conducting a thorough investigation into an incident involving the police that resulted in a man’s death.”Neither Sahota nor the Vancouver police have filed a response to the petition with the court and the officer’s lawyer, Kevin Woodall, declined comment, saying the Vancouver Police Union would issue a statement.The petition quotes from a letter it received from Woodall outlining two conditions before his client would agree to a second interview.He asks for an advance transcript of Sahota’s initial interview with the police watchdog and requests it promise in writing it will not disclose her statements to anyone other than Crown counsel to either consider or prosecute criminal charges.The independent investigations office declined both requests, saying it would provide Sahota and her lawyer with access to a transcript of her earlier interview under supervision but it does not distribute written copies of transcripts during active investigations.The office also said it should be “self-evident” that it does not provide evidence from investigations “to anyone without due authorization.”“Authorized agencies other than the Crown, such as the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner or the coroners’ service may have lawful requirements for that material,” the document says.Vancouver police spokesman Sgt. Jason Robillard said he had not seen a copy of the petition.“This has been a long, difficult process for everyone involved, including Mr. Gray’s family and friends and our officers and their families,” he said, adding that there was no further information the department could provide at this time.— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

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Residents fighting to save New Brunswicks beloved kissing bridges

first_imgRIVERVIEW, N.B. – Raymond Boucher says if you haven’t shared a kiss beneath the beams of a covered bridge, you’re missing out.A longtime New Brunswick resident, Boucher has fond memories of travelling through two covered bridges with the woman who would eventually become his wife on their way to her grandfather’s house when he was just 19.Now at 75, Boucher says both of those bridges — and many more — are gone.“In 1953, we had 340 covered bridges in the province, and we now have 58,” he said in a phone interview from Riverview, N.B. “Since 2004, we’ve lost 6.”Once commonly known as “kissing bridges” for the romantic interludes that often occurred in the relative privacy they offered, the picturesque wooden structures speckled across the province offer a window into a simpler time, said Boucher.Boucher is the president of the Covered Bridges Conservation Association of New Brunswick, a group calling for the restoration and preservation of the small province’s iconic landmarks, which they say are a big draw for tourism.Sunday afternoon, residents rallied at Starkey Bridge near Codys and McGuire Bridge in Elmsdale — both closed as a result of flood damage — to ask the government to protect what’s left of the covered bridges.Boucher said only three of the 58 covered bridges in the province are protected as heritage structures, including the Hartland Covered Bridge, the longest existing bridge of its kind in the world.The rest are in danger of being torn down and replaced with steel and concrete structures, he said.“We are the only Atlantic province that has covered bridges within our boundaries,” said Boucher, noting that Quebec and Ontario are the only other Canadian provinces with covered bridges.The issue is somewhat personal for Jen DeLong, who made the two-hour drive from Woodstock, N.B., on Sunday to attend the rally at Starkey Bridge — which she said was built by her great-grandfather, Dan Starkey, in 1912.“He had relatives all around there, and to make it easier to get from one farm to the other, the bridge was built,” she said.Though it was once a spot where DeLong would go fishing with her father, she said a combination of lack of upkeep from the province and flooding in the spring has caused the bridge to be closed down.She said she’s concerned about the structure being replaced by a steel bailey bridge.“The bridge is in our family’s heritage, and even the people around there, they’ve lived with this bridge for all these years,” she said.Dan Tingley, senior design engineer at Wood Research and Development Ltd., said in a phone interview that with proper maintenance, timber bridges can last just as long, or even longer, than their steel or concrete counterparts.“A timber bridge, properly built, will outlast a steel bridge by twofold and outlast a concrete bridge by threefold,” he said.During his time at University of New Brunswick in the 1980s, Tingley helped develop a way to make timber last longer: creating high-strength laminates out of fibres like Kevlar and carbon, then attaching it to the timber elements to help prevent decay and increase bridge capacity.Tingley trained people to use the low-cost technology in communities around the world, but he said New Brunswick didn’t go for it.“People from New Brunswick were travelling to Japan, and Australia, and Europe to restore timber bridges, and right here in our backyard … the government didn’t embrace it,” he said.The province’s department of transportation and infrastructure was not immediately available for comment, but Minister Bill Fraser told CBC News in April that they aren’t trying to get rid of covered bridges — they’re working to develop a policy to help preserve them.Boucher said that needs to happen faster before more of the covered bridges come down.“Because once they’re gone, they’re gone,” he said.— By Alex Cooke in Halifaxlast_img read more

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Opposition scared indulging in scaremongering Modi

first_imgBhagalpur (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Congress-led opposition, asserting that the “mahamilavati gang” is scared that if he comes to power again, their “shops” of corruption and dynasty politics will shut down. Addressing an election rally here, Modi also said the opposition wants to strip the armed forces of their special powers, while the NDA government strives to give full liberty to jawans to deal with terrorists and Naxals. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The mahamilavati gang is actually afraid of something else though it may have other pretensions while scaremongering. They fear that if Modi comes to power again, their shops of corruption, dynasty politics and venal defence deals will shut down,” he said. The prime minister said his government has been making efforts to bolster the quota system introduced by Baba Saheb Ambedkar. “They are saying that if Modi comes to power again, elections would be done away with. All constitutional bodies will be under threat. And reservations will be done away with. “The fact remains, this ‘chowkidar’ of yours has been making all efforts to strengthen the quota system introduced by Baba Saheb Ambedkar,” Modi said. Bihar will witness a seven-phase polling for its 40 Lok Sabha seats.last_img read more

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US industrial production fell 04 per cent in November

In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, photo, Belinda Kurian pulls thread made from recycled plastic bottles as it’s processed at the Repreve Bottle Processing Center, part of the Unifi textile company, in Yadkinville, N.C. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for November. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2016 7:16 am MDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US industrial production fell 0.4 per cent in November WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production dropped sharply in November, mainly because power plants reduced output due to unusually warm weather.The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that output at America’s factories, mines and utilities fell 0.4 per cent last month. It was another sign that American industry is struggling even as the overall U.S. economy looks healthy. The Federal Reserve is confident enough to be considering an interest rate hike later in the day.Utility output plunged 4.4 per cent, following a 2.8 per cent downturn in October. A warm fall meant Americans used less heat.Factory output slipped 0.1 per cent. A drop in auto production, which is volatile month to month, offset increased output elsewhere.Mining production rose 1.1 per cent despite a steep drop in output at coal mines.“Beyond the disappointing headline, the general improving trend in mining and manufacturing should justify this afternoon’s broadly expected Fed move,” Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said in a research note.Still, industrial production has now dropped three of the last four months and has fallen 0.6 per cent in the past year. November’s drop was steeper than economists had expected.American industry has been hurt by a strong dollar, which makes U.S. goods costlier in foreign markets. Factory production is up just 0.1 per cent over the past year.Energy companies have slashed production in the face of low oil prices. That is why mining output is down 4.6 per cent since November 2015 despite the uptick last month.Mines have shed 87,000 jobs over the past year, and factories have lost 54,000. read more

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LNH BEST TEAMS KEEP GOOD FORM PSG the old one in Cesson

2Paris5321086 6Cesson-Rennes3211052 5Saint Raphael4220059 francehandballHandball FranceLNH 2013/2014PSG Handball 7Sélestat2310277 4Nantes4220051 8Aix2210160 French teams from the EHF Champions League have played their matches in the domestic League on Wednesday. PSG finally found a good form in Cesson and celebrate easily over home team – 41:28. The biggest threat for the home team was Mikel Hansen with 10 goals, Mladen Bojinovic scored 7 from 7-meters, while Igor Vori has 100% – 6 of 6.Dunkerque beat Celestat 24:21.STANDINGS: 14Dijon0200251 13Tremblay0200259 10Toulouse1201160 11Ivry0200250 3Montpellier4220050 9Chambéry1201160 1Dunkerque6330074 12Nîmes0200262 ← Previous Story SWISS HANDBALL DERBY: Schaffhausen demolished Wacker Thun! Next Story → RASMUS LAUGE SCHMIDT FOR HP: “I feel big pressure – That is why I play in Kiel” read more

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Viborg HK win Danish title

Danish Viborg HK win the 14th Danish title after two tough battles with FCM Handbold! FCM won the first match 25:23, but Viborg overtook the crown at home court by victory over the biggest rival – 24:21. That was enough for the huge celebration of the former EHF Champions League winner and this season Cup Winners Cup holder… ← Previous Story Ivano Balic to stay one more season in HSG Wetzlar! Next Story → France (Round 26): Chambery stops Montpellier, PSG to Champions League!

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11 of the best and the most unusual Raspberry Pi cases

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi is — after months of waiting — readily available, but rather than nab a $25 Model A or a $35 Model B and leave it sitting on a table exposed to the elements, there are a multitude of enclosures that can protect the little guy. Whatever kind of case you’re looking for, be it sleek, hilarious, or colorful, there’s a Raspberry Pi case out there for you!Some of the cases in this roundup are for sales, while others are custom jobs that you can use for inspiration before you tackle your very own Raspberry Pi project.PibowThough the Pibow (pictured above) is a little bright, the case is perfectly compact, comfortably housing the Pi while visually separating the computer’s different input and outputs. Sandwiched between transparent top and bottom layers, each layer of the rainbow actually separates from one another, giving the case an extendable, modular design, and an arrangeable color scheme. There are some reports of certain micro USB cables not fitting through the case due to a larger sleeve, but that’s easily remedied with a cable with a thinner sleeve.You can order a Pibow straight from the UK for around $21.Adafruit’s Pi boxAdafruit’s Raspberry Pi case is made of clear acrylic, and is easily assembled by snapping the six sides of the case together, held in place without screws or standoffs. The case also sports little feet so it’s raised slightly above the surface is rests on. Each Raspberry Pi connector slot is labeled in the matching area of the case, and the top of the case is designed to be quickly removed for easy access should you want to root around.You can order one here for only $14.95.PlyPiThis DIY case exchanged a sleek tech look for something a little more classy. The PlyPi is composed of eight 3mm layers of plywood, then glued together to shape the case. The entire enclosure is then sanded down to make up for the rough wood cutting, and then finished with sealer and wax. Finally, the case is screwed together in its four corners with 30mm M4 stainless button head bolts, with stainless washers and dome head bolts. The dome heads act as the case’s feet to help lift the unit a little up off a surface. The case doesn’t have holes for LEDs, but it gives the whole thing more of a classy, solid look.Lego PiThere are various Lego-based Raspberry Pi cases floating around, but this particular case not only looks clean and compact, but has adorable little doors for the inputs and outputs. Since the case is made of Lego, you can simply build one on your own. The case was initially designed in the Lego CAD program Lego Digital Design, so all you need to do is follow the steps listed over on Instructables. The build may require a bunch of Legos, but the build process actually isn’t too daunting, so if you want a Raspberry Pi case you can build stuff on top of or add to, this one seems like an easy way to go.Next page: Bramble box and a slightly carcinogenic RasPi case… 1 2 3last_img read more

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Le moustique serait lanimal le plus dangereux pour lhomme

first_imgLe moustique serait l’animal le plus dangereux pour l’hommeEn France, malgré les quelques cas de dengue diagnostiqués, le moustique est plus synonyme d’agacement et de piqures irritantes que de danger. Pourtant, ce petit animal resterait le plus mortel pour l’homme.Pas de grands crocs, de dents imposantes par dizaines ou de longues griffes… Le moustique n’a rien à voir avec les animaux qui effrayent l’Homme habituellement, mais ce petit insecte serait tout de même le plus mortel au monde. C’est particulièrement le moustique femelle qui est mortel pour notre espèce, car seules les femelles piquent alors que cette petite piqure en particulier est un vecteur important de maladie.Par cette piqure presque inoffensive, le moustique femelle peut transmettre diverses maladies, dont la plus grave : le paludisme. Très répandu en Afrique, il touche particulièrement les très jeunes enfants et tue chaque année plus d’un million de personnes. A savoir également que seules 3% des espèces de moustiques piquent et boivent le sang humain, explique Slate.fr.On estime l’arrivée du moustique sur notre planète à il y a 200 millions d’années. La durée de vie de cet insecte est de 3 à 6 semaines. Celui-ci parvient à se reproduire en très grand nombre et très rapidement.Le 1 janvier 2011 à 15:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Galaxy Tab 2 les dates de sortie et tarifs révélés par Samsung

first_imgGalaxy Tab 2 : les dates de sortie et tarifs révélés par SamsungSamsung a donné les dates de sortie des tablettes Galaxy Tab 2 aux Etats-Unis. Elles seront déclinées en versions 7 et 10.1 pouces. Le constructeur Samsung a communiqué les dates de sortie pour la tablette Galaxy Tab 2 aux Etats-Unis. La tablette Galaxy Tab 2, 7 pouces, dotée d’une capacité de stockage de 8 GB, 16 Go ou 32 GB, et doté d’un slot pour carte microSD, sera commercialisée dès le 22 avril prochain au prix de 250 dollars (environ 190 euros). Les précommandes sont, par ailleurs, déjà ouvertes outre-Atlantique. Le tarif de la tablette vient concurrencer la Kindle Fire d’Amazon, vendue elle 199 dollars. (150 euros).La Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1 pouces, affichant en 1280 x 800 pixels, est équipée d’un processeur double-cœur cadencé à 1 Ghz, dotée de 16 Go ou 32 Go d’espace de stockage, d’un lecteur de carte microSD, deux capteurs photo de 3 Mégapixels VGA. Elle coûtera 400 dollars pour les versions 8 et 16 GB (environ 300 euros). Cette tablette sera vendue le 13 mai et disponible aux précommandes le 4 mai.Samsung a donc dévoilé des tarifs agressifs et se positionne à la fois par rapport à la tablette Kindle Fire avec le modèle 7 pouces, mais aussi vis-à-vis du grand rival, le nouvel iPad avec le modèle 10.1 pouces. Les tarifs américains situent également la fourchette de prix dans laquelle les clients européens devraient trouver sous peu les tablettes. Le 13 avril 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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A Tribute to Samus Aran Leading Lady of Metroid Nintendo and All

first_img As part of our ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting some very special ladies from the world of geek culture. Although she may be fictional, Samus Aran of the Metroid franchise has had a huge and real impact on both Nintendo and video games at large. So strap on your shiny orange power armor and curl up into a ball for this warrior woman.The original Nintendo Entertainment System is undoubtedly one of the most important and influential video game consoles of all time. And the original Metroid is one of its landmark games. In 1986, no one had even conceived of a game like Metroid. Mario had jumping. Mega Man had shooting. Zelda had secret-filled nonlinear adventure. But Metroid combined them all into one irresistible package slathered in the moodiest sci-fi atmosphere the 8-bit machine could produce. Metroid gameplay is so specific and spectacular there’s a reason why we refer to a whole genre of exploratory sidescollers as Metroidvanias.But beyond its gameplay innovations, the first Metroid is also remembered for its earth-shattering final twist that playable hero Samus isn’t a jacked dude or a weaponized robot but a kick-ass lady. In retrospect it makes sense that a game so influenced by Alien it named a villain after director Ridley Scott would ultimately have a Sigourney Weaver-esque protagonist. But seeing that Samus was a woman was a legitimately big deal at the time.AdChoices广告Fortunately, we got to keep seeing her as Samus continued blasting space bugs and swinging from grapple beams in isolated masterpiece after masterpiece. Super Metroid is 16-bit 2D sidescrolling bliss. Metroid Prime perfectly translated the series into 3D first-person shooting. Metroid Prime Pinball is way better than it sounds.All the while, Samus continued cementing herself as one of the most recognized female characters in gaming, especially one known primarily for her cold power and rugged individualism, not her sex appeal or dependency of men. She’s the hardcore Nintendo mascot you namedrop when you want to be cooler than Mario or Zelda or Pokemon kids. She’s the queen mother for countless Metroid-inspired indie games. She’s the inspiration for nerdcore rapper Sammus, one of our favorite gaming musical acts.Samus’s womanhood may have been a shock decades ago but these days Nintendo is fortunately way more nonchalant about its favorite daughter. Zero Suit Samus openly struts around in the recent Super Smash Bros. games without face- and body-obscuring armor. And whatever you think about Metroid: Other M (I personally think it’s an underrated mid-tier game in the franchise and many fans are just complaining about their own projected head-canon) it tried to let Samus look and act and speak like a real female human being.These days we’re especially grateful for Samus considering how long we’ve been without her. After Other M in 2010 the Metroid franchise went on a painful seven-year hiatus. There was Metroid Prime: Federation Force during that time but instead of Samus it just starred a group of generic space marine dudes. Plus it wasn’t great. But just when it seemed like Samus had left us, she finally returned in last year’s aptly titled Metroid 2 remake on Nintendo 3DS Metroid: Samus Returns. More exciting, we also learned that soon Metroid will make the leap to HD when Metroid Prime 4 arrives on Nintendo Switch.Metroid Prime 4 is already giving us a lot to look forward to, but Samus is so important her legacy deserves to continue far past the release of these couple games. But how exactly? At some point in time legendary Hong Kong action director John Woo was considering making a Metroid movie but the project fell through. It’s tough to imagine what a Metroid movie would even be considering how much it already owes to another classic movie. More recently, Annihilation is also very Metroid-esque.But if other gaming women of Samus’s stature like Chun-Li and Lara Croft can hit the big screen (while Mario hooks up with the Minions people) then Samus can be an iconic movie hero, too. Hopefully her movie is better. In the meantime, Nintendo should keep the games coming while fans should continue recognizing Metroid’s Samus Aran as one of the most wonderful warrior women of video games.Buy Metroid: Samus ReturnsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Ranieri hails Fulham win as a step in the right direction

first_imgClaudio Ranieri admits Fulham’s 3-2 victory over Southampton is a step in the right direction and went on to hail Aleksandar Mitrovic as one of the best strikers in the world.Ranieri’s took over from Slavisa Jokanovic as Fulham manager with the west Londoners rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, having lost their last six matches in a row in all competitions.However, the Cottagers were resilient in their hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Saints thanks Mitrovic’s double.“It is a little step, but an important step for the players, for everybody, for the fans,” Ranieri told Sky Sports. “We had to work hard. The match was 3-2 but could have been many more for us, for them, but I am happy.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“When we were one down, I wanted to see how we reacted and it was very good, amazing. At 2-2 we again had to react, and this is the spirit that I like.“The players arrive together this week, and I only had two days with them. It is not easy to work in this condition, but it is okay. Of course, we have to work more, more, more.“I asked the players to fight until the end. We played a good match but we conceded too many chances to the opponent. We have to improve a lot, to work hard, to improve tactically.last_img read more

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Man found dead in firedamaged duplex

first_imgA man was found dead in his fire-damaged duplex Monday morning in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood.Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said police and fire investigators are still determining exactly when the kitchen fire occurred, but that it did not appear suspicious. The man’s identity was not released, pending notification of his family, Scarpelli said. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine how the man died.During a presentation about fire safety, Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina told the Vancouver City Council on Monday that the fire in the duplex was caused by cooking. Molina said it was the fourth fire death in the city this year.Scarpelli said 73 percent of the agency’s fire calls are residential. The top three causes of preventable fires are cooking, smoking and candles. Vancouver Police Department officers responded to the duplex Monday and are conducting a death investigation. A spokesman for the agency did not return phone calls Monday.last_img read more

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